Welcome to dolledition...

As the journey continues, I've showcased the dolls of Madame Alexander, and the Alexander Doll Company here on dollediton. Cissy, the mid-twentieth century fashion doll extraordinaire, is a featured doll, but by no means exclusive,  with many dolls and characters created by Alexander to take a view. I feature mostly vintage dolls, but occasionally the present and antique dolls are showcased and examined. 

I've gradually evolved my collecting to include the articles I write, research, and the photography it takes to tell the story of these beautiful dolls which have transcended to an American art form... reflecting our rich cultural and economic history. "It takes a village," and a network of knowledgeable collectors has helped pave the way. This journey has taken me to exciting events, locations, and extend my technical experience (and frustrations) to new limits.

As the waters of collecting have become more muddied with many personal interpretations and reengineered dolls, my focus continues to search for and highlight the original beauty of design and craftsmanship intended by their creator and her vision - Beatrice Alexander. The journey continues to open new vistas and discoveries - welcome aboard!

Bruce A. deArmond

21" early hard plastic McGuffey Ana 1948 - William Holmes McGuffey (September 23, 1800 – May 4, 1873) was a college professor president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, the first widely used series of elementary school-level textbooks. - 




Bruce A. deArmond, PO Box 721, Portsmouth, VA 23705